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George Piburn


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The Oklahoma Hills, USA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 8:26 am     Reply with quote

I had a person ask me to help figure out the Tuning used and the Name of this tune.
I have zero knowledge about this music,
I reach out to my forum friends who do, any further historic info is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for any help.

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C. E. Jackson


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 8:36 am     Reply with quote

George, my opinion would be for A6 tuning, but not sure about the name of song.

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Joe Elk


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 8:41 am     Reply with quote

This is the song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cglf8FadLS0

This copy is my the one and Only.
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Mitch Drumm


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 8:42 am     Reply with quote

Sounds like the ever fabulous "Analani E" to me.

I don't have that version and would like to know the artist.

Edit: Joe, I think you are right. I had frankly never noticed the similarity between those 2 melodies.

But I'd still like to know who it is in George's post.
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Einar Baldursson


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Stockholm, Sweden
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 9:06 am     Reply with quote

It's from the second track on Buddy Emmons album "Steel Guitar" from 1975. The track is actually a medley over 8 minutes long and this would seem to be "That's the Hawaiian in me". Probably his C6 neck then.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 9:22 am     Reply with quote

Yep, it's the Big E playing "That's the Hawaiian in Me" from his Steel Guitar album. I always though he played this on a lap steel, but it could have been a pedal steel. He plays dobro in the same medley.

It's in the key of A. The intro chord is E6 (V chord). If you're playing 6-string lap steel, C6 tuning, put your bar on fret 4 and slowly strum across the strings from string 6 to string 1. That matches Buddy's intro chord perfectly. Make sure you're listening to the Emmons version in the original post above, not the Byrd version on Youtube.
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 9:40 am     Reply with quote

The overall timbre sounds like pedal steel to me though he isn't using the pedals.
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Wayne D. Clark


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Montello Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 10:06 am     Reply with quote

It's Just one Great peace of Steel playing, Takes me back to my stops in the islands while in the Navy. I love that traditional Hawaiian sound.
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C. E. Jackson


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 10:37 am     Reply with quote

I play an A6 7 string tuning, and if I place my bar in the 7th fret and slowly strum across the last 6 strings, that matches Buddy's intro chord perfectly.

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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 10:46 am     Reply with quote

I guess we'll never know if it's C6 or A6 since so many identical patterns can be played on both tunings at different frets. Of course, the high 5th tone on A6 could be important for some licks. I'm betting on C6, and probably played on a pedal steel, as Andy said, no pedals used. The sustain and tone sound more like a pedal steel, although for many years I assumed it was a lap steel.

I bought the album in 1975 when it came out. I remember reading a review at the time and the reviewer said "That's the Hawaiian in Me" was the best song on the record! Cool
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Bill Leff


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 11:36 am     Reply with quote

The song itself sounds a lot like Manuela Boy to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TPcfd_OWv0
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George Piburn


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 12:11 pm     Thanks every one. Reply with quote

Thanks every one , I had that record too, in my olden daze.

There is a little 4 note fill with some sort of argu-mented triad right at the end of the bridge, that is classic Buddy Emmons.
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Joe Elk


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Post Posted 11 Jun 2017 8:37 pm     Reply with quote

This is the one by Buddy It is at about the 8th minute. But one two are great as well.
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